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    Ever walk into a Starbucks, see all the tech looking mugs and

    chic coffee stuff and go...

    "hmmm, drug paraphanelia"


    deep thoughts

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    Personally I try to avoid Starbucks/Second Cup/"Other Brand Name Coffee Store" ... unfortunately its a balance of walking into a brand name store and smelling stale coffee, or hitting the local homegrown coffee shop and smelling stale hippies ... always a tough choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopxtc
    Personally I try to avoid Starbucks/Second Cup/"Other Brand Name Coffee Store" ... unfortunately its a balance of walking into a brand name store and smelling stale coffee, or hitting the local homegrown coffee shop and smelling stale hippies ... always a tough choice.

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    well put!

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    Southwest USA

    I was in the southwest and visited a Starbucks. I got a mug that has a carabeener-like handle. It clips onto my military gear with ease. They're not available in the midwest, not anywhere I've seen. Now I have unique paraphanelia for when I get home.

    Aaight.

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    I've never been in a Starbucks.

    MY LIFE IS NOT COMPLETE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quik
    I've never been in a Starbucks.

    MY LIFE IS NOT COMPLETE.
    Really, really never?

    I generally avoid the corporate coffee places. However, one could easily argue that the smaller niche market shops would never have spread if Starbucks hadn't come about. They treat their employees decently as well.
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    Nope, never ever been there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quik
    Nope, never ever been there.
    same.

    the captain of my team works for a big Atlanta coffe place, so if i did drink coffee all the time, i would be set.
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    as horrific as corporate coffee may sound, their stuff aint all that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdkid
    same.

    the captain of my team works for a big Atlanta coffe place, so if i did drink coffee all the time, i would be set.

    what big coffe place in atlanta.


    I never actually get coffee from star bucks, but the moca frapachino is where it is at.

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    i'v only been in one 3 times. and only because i found a starbucks card on the ground with 20 bucks on it, and cuz i could blow that free money on cookies. screw the coffee. poor guatemalans.
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    i was watching something on the food channel about starbucks and they treat there employees great, something about because the owner grew up in some poor neiborghood.

    so every employee has the oppurtunity to have insurance and they get paied decent. sounds cool to me, i should go apply.




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    Quote Originally Posted by skife
    i was watching something on the food channel about starbucks and they treat there employees great, something about because the owner grew up in some poor neiborghood.

    so every employee has the oppurtunity to have insurance and they get paied decent. sounds cool to me, i should go apply.
    friend of mine works there and loves it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quik
    Nope, never ever been there.

    Quik lives in northern MI - the nearest Starbucks is probably 70 miles away from him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lohman446
    Quik lives in northern MI - the nearest Starbucks is probably 70 miles away from him

    there is one in the rockford meijer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySyko
    I was in the southwest and visited a Starbucks. I got a mug that has a carabeener-like handle. It clips onto my military gear with ease. They're not available in the midwest, not anywhere I've seen. Now I have unique paraphanelia for when I get home.

    Aaight.
    You should be able to walk into any company owned Starbucks location now and find those mugs, they're part of the current promotion.


    And yeah, Starbucks employees are treated fairly well-- 240 hrs/quarter [need to average 20 hours/week] and the employee [partner, as the company calls them] is eligible for 5 tiers of healthcare, the cheapest at around $20/month, dental care for about $10/month, vision for $3/month, stock options, 401(k), and some other stuff that I'm probably forgetting because I don't bother to take advantage of it.

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    I <3 starbucks

    venti mocha frappuchino w/ a triple shot of espresso please, hold the whip.

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    Wussy coffee.


    I don't drink coffee. Especially not the kind like rk over there drinks. In my house my dad is the only one that drinks it and he only drinks it black, so that's all I drink. But i'd still rather have cider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lohman446
    Quik lives in northern MI - the nearest Starbucks is probably 70 miles away from him
    Sad, but very very true.

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    I worked at a real coffee shop, and we offered...

    Small.

    Medium.

    Large.

    Everytime someone came in and ordered a 'Tall' or 'Grande' anything, I smacked them in...

    Well, actually, I just gave them what they wanted, and then belittled them behind their backs.

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